Oregon Historical Photo: Streetcars on Portland's Steel Bridge, 1915

Portland was once one of the nation’s foremost “streetcar cities,” boasting electric-powered public transit that was cheap, convenient and popular.

Oregon Historical Photo: Klamath Falls

OPB | July 14, 2014 midnight

The Modoc War along the Oregon-California border in 1872-73 was one of the most dramatic American Indian battles in U.S. history.

The Enduring Legacy Of The Pittocks And Their Mansion

OPB | July 10, 2014 midnight

This year the Pittock Mansion turns 100. Find out how the iconic mansion and its inhabitants continue to influence Oregon.

Oregon Historical Photo: Women Workers

OPB | July 07, 2014 11:30 a.m.

One of the many motivations behind the women’s suffrage movement was the regulation of public health and safety. In 1912, Oregon social worker Caroline Gleason went undercover to investigate working conditions for women.

Oregon Unearthed: A Q&A With Archaeologist Chelsea Rose

OPB | July 01, 2014 midnight

Archaeologist Chelsea Rose took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with Arts & Life about her work in Oregon, the greatest artifact she almost found, and the untold stories of our state’s past.

Oregon Historical Photo: Relief Train At Bridal Veil

OPB | June 30, 2014 midnight

As the Pacific Northwest opened up, early photographers began chronicling the rapid transformation underway in the Columbia River Gorge.

Oregon Historical Photo: Buggy On The Beach

OPB | June 23, 2014 midnight

In 1967, a threat to public coastal-beach access mobilized Oregon’s citizens, sparking the fiercest battle of the legislative session.

Once A Parking Lot, Now A World Cup Destination

OPB | June 17, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Now that the World Cup is upon us, Portlanders have another place to get their soccer fix. Armed with a tent and multiple big-screen TVs, one man has turned an empty lot into a haven for international football fans.

Oregon Historical Photo: Paisley Post Office

OPB | June 16, 2014 midnight

In the 1930s, archaeologist Dr. Luther Cressman contacted the postmaster of Paisley, Lake County, in his search for ancient rock art in south-central Oregon.

Oregon Historical Photo: John Cook Saloon

OPB | June 09, 2014 midnight

The John Cook Saloon, once located on SW Pine in Portland, was one of hundreds of saloons in operation in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Learn more about the history of Portland saloons.

Oregon Historical Photo: The Benson Bubblers

OPB | June 02, 2014 10:45 a.m.

In 1912, Simon Benson installed the Benson Bubbler drinking fountains in downtown Portland. Learn more about the folklore behind the historic fountains.

Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

OPB | July 17, 2014 midnight

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

Superhero Fun Run Draws All-Ages Crowd

OPB | July 15, 2014 midnight

People of all ages dressed up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Girl and more for the third annual Superhero Fun Run. Watch a video of the action.

Sebastian Junger Explores Why Soldiers Miss War In 'Korengal'

OPB | June 27, 2014 midnight

Sebastian Junger's new documentary Korengal premiered in Portland recently. Junger sits down to talk about his new film and discuss larger questions about war.

Share Your Favorite Portland Park Photos Through PAM's 'Parklandia'

OPB | June 20, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Do you have a favorite Portland park? Then here's your chance to share an image or two as part of the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) new exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden.

Artists Capturing 'Public Displays of Affection' In Downtown Portland

OPB | June 11, 2014 midnight

Two artists are curating a unique exhibition staged at the Portland Building that seeks to explore the many ways love and connection are communicated among people.

6 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Portland To Take This Summer

OPB | June 04, 2014 midnight

Paul Gerald has released the fifth edition of his popular hiking guide 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. We asked him to shares six special hikes to take this summer.

Oregon Historical Photo: Portland Chinatown's Dark Secret

OPB | May 19, 2014 midnight

A little over a century ago, Portland’s Chinatown was geographically the largest in the nation. It was also internationally notorious.

Local Filmmakers Explore Oregon's Racially Exclusive History In 'Whitelandia'

OPB | May 14, 2014 midnight

Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald aim to explore some of the lesser-known aspects of Oregon's history in their film Whitelandia.

Oregon Historical Photo: The City Of East Portland

OPB | May 12, 2014 midnight

A photo from 1898 captures the city of Portland's emerging Eastside. Learn more about the city at that time.

Take An Oregon Archaeology Road Trip This Memorial Day Weekend

OPB | May 09, 2014 midnight

In anticipation of Oregon Experience's documentary Luther Cressman, Quest for First People, we share four destinations that would make a great Southern Oregon road trip.

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Featured: William Stafford Centennial

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

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